In this case the activity is Hiphop - and the veteran is Timid. Involved in a musical capacity for the last 14 years, Jaylon Carter (Timid) has moved through many of Hiphop's elements, from dancing with a local group in Honolulu, Hawaii, to DJing various events around the islands, to production, and now to emceeing, where he has been pumping out tracks from his current location in Florida.
Timid's been moving music since 1994 when he and then partner 'E The Rap Specialist' (now known as Solo) put together a 3-track demo in 1994, and later formed 3rd Visional Entertainment. Timid made a move to Tallahassee, Florida where he continued both producing and emceeing, with one of his songs "My Soul" being a catalyst for appearances on a 10-cd compilation of Bass music entitled Drive By Bass released by Canadian company, Blast Media produced by Mega Ace Multimedia (which brought the world the late ninety's hit My Boo by Ghost Town DJ's).
Timid is currently involved in a major way with online Hiphop communities and holds full-fledged position as writer / reviewer / interviewer / designer for the e-zine Altrap.com. He has also written reviews and filled the role as interviewer for Canada based e-zine MVRemix.com and currently has an article in the industry magazine The Connex List published by the Wonder Twinz.
Timid's own solo debut "Intimidation", dropped in the first quarter of 2002 to an immensely positive reception on several of the major Hiphop websites. He also received praise for his tracks featured on two independently released hip hop compilations, "Battle Mode" (2001), and "XIV: XIX" (2002) the latter had Timid in the role as co-executive producer. Timid has received radio play in Florida, Africa, Canada, and Japan. As well as stage stops in New York, Miami, and Tokyo among others.
Timid is an emcee's emcee, with intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics dropped over tight production carrying influences from jazz, to soul and funk, to classical orchestra. Don't think however that he can't come with the hotness either, as a few tracks on "Intimidation" carry an aggressive lyrically edge designed to keep wack emcees on their toes.
As well as keeping up his high output on the production tip, Timid also gets busy on the web design front with an ever expanding portfolio of work for clients as varied as DJ Demp and DJ Kool Ant, to models Kini Carter and Ty Johnson, to online basketball site AbeHoops.com. In addition, Timid also practices and teaches martial arts (Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Wing Chun) and has had success with his non-hiphop instrumental "Chi Kung Standing Meditations" cd that is in use by a number of practitioners around the world.
The hip hop world is a big place and Timid is determined to stake his claim in it.
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